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Mining Indaba

Indaba’s ESG focus resonates with tyre recycler

22nd April 2022 The main theme of the Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 9 to 12 – is environmental, social and governance (ESG), which resonates with the services and support mining tyre supplier Kal Tire provides to customers. The company... 

Opportunity for Africa to fill commodity gap

22nd April 2022 Forecasts suggest that the global economy is facing a ‘commodity gap’ in the near future as the demand for battery minerals could outstrip supply. Consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting director and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl poses the question as to whether Africa could be... 

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ANDREW VAN ZYL Africa has made great strides in a range of facets, and we are successfully producing a large range of minerals, including bulk commodities

Local industry waiting for regulatory certainty

22nd April 2022 The local industry is cautiously anticipating the content of the amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA), which were alluded to by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) following the judicial review and setting aside of certain provisions of the... 

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NTSIKI ADONISI-KGAME The firm’s exposure at the Indaba will ensure that legal practitioners specialising in mining are enriched with specialised views about prevailing topics of concern in mining

Company eyeing expansion into Africa

By: Cameron Mackay     22nd April 2022 South African alcohol testing instruments and services provider ALCO-Safe is aiming to leverage increased demand for alcohol testing solutions to expand into other African mining markets, states ALCO-Safe MD Rhys Evans. “Commodity prices are doing well and there’s a great case for investment in... 

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RHYS EVANS In the past, breathalysers that have been supplied to mines relied on manual reporting. We will monitor how mines and our systems are communicating

Supplier develops safer reagents for lead/zinc, gold

By: Cameron Mackay     22nd April 2022 The specialised collectors, frothers, depressants and other similar reagent products that chemical reagent manufacturer and supplier Axis House has been developing to treat specific types of ore have been developed with high efficiency, safety and reducing environmental impact in mind. “We can... 

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REAGENT DEVELOPMENT A large part of the technological advances we will be involved in pertain to improving the hazardous and environmental aspect of mineral processing

Gold miner committed to ESG leadership

22nd April 2022 Good environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) management is essential to gold miner Barrick’s vision of becoming the world’s most valued gold and copper company, says Barrick executive chairman John Thornton in the company’s 2022 Information Circular, published on April 1. The... 

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JOHN THORNTON Our rigorous focus on performance and execution against our sustainability strategy enables us to develop and maintain trusted long-term partnerships with all stakeholders

Gold mining aims higher, delivers more

By: Cameron Mackay     22nd April 2022 The gold mining industry is moving towards demonstrating high standards of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) performance, and its commitment to transparency and accountability. This trend also stems from encouraging widespread implementation of the responsible gold mining... 

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JOHN MULLIGAN Reducing emissions is aligned with the challenge facing the global economy, and also represents a clear and concentrated opportunity to decarbonise gold

Tackling bottlenecks, energy transition vital for African mining

By: Cameron Mackay     22nd April 2022 While mining in Africa is back in “full swing” as commodity markets are booming, the sector is still hampered by several factors that result in various bottlenecks, states commodities market analyst Core Consultants MD Lara Smith. These factors include logistical bottlenecks caused by railway and... 

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LARA SMITH Intra-African trade will be a key way for Africa to support itself. There needs to be progress before neighbouring countries can do business with one another

Miners gather amid surging demand for critical minerals and fiercely rising ESG demands

By: Cameron Mackay     22nd April 2022 Amid the global transition to renewable energies and the effects of strong commodity prices and supply crunches, there is a scramble to ensure security of supply of critical and battery minerals in Africa. These factors heighten the importance of African mining and the role of the Investing in... 

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Miner expands beneficiation facilities

By: Nadine James     22nd April 2022 Platinum-group metals (PGMs) producer Impala Platinum (Implats) has committed about R12-billion over five years to expand its Southern African processing facilities.  The company notes that the investment in its South African and Zimbabwean smelting and refining facilities will benefit the... 

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PUSHING AHEAD While progress on the 40 000 t/m upper group 2 plant expansion at Two Rivers was impeded by Covid-19 and delays in steel deliveries, the tailings storage facility expansion is nearing completion

Drive tech company joins Indaba community

22nd April 2022 On its return to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the Investing in African Mining Indaba is "looking forward to a reunion like no other" and, for the first time in its history, drives and automation specialist SEW-Eurodrive will be exhibiting at the event. Under the... 

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JONATHAN MCKEY SEW-Eurodrive is in the process of transforming the local drives and automation segment with its new 26 000 m2 factory in Aeroton, Johannesburg

Mining proves its importance to the fiscus, but Transnet lets the side down

21st April 2022 The strong financial performance of the South African mining industry during two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, its associated lockdowns and slowing economic performance has proved how valuable the sector is for the country and how much more it can contribute to the fiscus and society. From a... 

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Addressing the energy trilemma in mining operations with natural gas and renewable power

21st April 2022 The world today is faced with the energy trilemma of achieving the right balance between reliability, sustainability and affordability for electricity generation, delivery and consumption.  

Addressing the energy trilemma in mining operations with natural gas and renewable power

Integrated Pump Technology

7th September 2021 Established as the sole importer and princi­pal distributor for sub-Saharan Africa for the Grindex range of submersible pumps, Integrated Pump Technology has grown to offer tailor-made solutions for vacuum pumps, as well as dry and submersible pumping applications. With its head office, warehouse... 

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Industry well positioned to battle Covid 19, create investment

By: Cameron Mackay     19th March 2021 The local mining industry is uniquely placed to deal with and prevent the spread of Covid-19, distribute vaccinations and create an environment that encourages further investment, according to law firm ENSafrica executive consultant Willem le Roux. He adds that Covid-19 regulations and codes of... 

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By now, most mining companies have assessed the implications that the 2015 Regulations will have on their businesses
WILLEM LE ROUX By now, most mining companies have assessed the implications that the 2015 Regulations will have on their businesses

ESG investment opportunities provided

By: Cameron Mackay     19th March 2021 Law firm ENSafrica executive Lloyd Christie says the Financial Provisions Regulations, which came into effect in 2015, have presented significant opportunities for sustainable finance, as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment in the local mining industry. He highlights... 

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Mobilising capital for a sustainable economy will require shifting the current capital allocation from an unsustainable pathway to a sustainable one
LLOYD CHRISTIE Mobilising capital for a sustainable economy will require shifting the current capital allocation from an unsustainable pathway to a sustainable one

Significant attendance expected for virtual event

By: Cameron Mackay     19th March 2021 Business events organiser Hyve Group is expecting a significant number of attendees, specifically from North America, to take part in the Mining Indaba Virtual Investment Programme meetings, says Hyve Group director of investor relations for Mining Indaba Kael O’Sullivan. This is owing to the... 

Sintech

19th March 2021 Sintech proudly services and supports a range of high-quality, original-equipment products imported from around the globe. CARLISLE: 

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Stimulus, EV surge shaping diversification   

By: Martin Creamer     19th March 2021 Private investment and management company Menar is prioritising an iron-ore acquisition as well as a second sizeable manganese deal this year, while implementing a R7-billion thermal coal and anthracite expansion, in addition to developing its first manganese mine. The East Manganese project is... 

Vuslat Bayoglu…keen to acquire assets at exploration level.
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu interviewed by Engineering News & Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Tackling issues would boost investment – analyst

By: Cameron Mackay     19th March 2021 Although the local mining industry is faring better as an investment destination than it was three years ago, local financial institution Nedbank CIB equity analyst Arnold Van Graan argues that certain challenges need to be addressed to foster a more ideal investment climate for the industry. “In... 

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Higher metal prices have helped sustain the local industry though the Covid-19 pandemic, as the industry should benefit on the back of improving global sentiment
BOUNCING BACK Higher metal prices have helped sustain the local industry though the Covid-19 pandemic, as the industry should benefit on the back of improving global sentiment

Modernisation in South Africa will attract new investment, offer opportunities for industry 

By: Simone Liedtke     5th February 2021 Demonstrating that modernisation in South Africa is possible will attract new investment and offer opportunities for the mining industry, while simultaneously promoting the country as an attractive mining investment location, says Boston Consulting Group (BCG) MD and partner Tycho Mőnks. This... 

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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) MD and partner Tycho Mőncks talks to Creamer Media's Simone Liedtke about the benefits of modernisation, and touches on the Covid-19 pandemic. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Opinion: Decarbonisation will need more, better mining

5th February 2021 In this opinion piece, SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl reflects on some of the most prominent topics discussed at this year's Investing in African Mining Indaba. Mining remains a vital part of a low-carbon future, a fact that was confirmed by the topics prioritised... 

SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl
SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl

Opinion: Sustainable energy - a fascinating dynamic for the resources sector  

5th February 2021 In this opinion piece, written to coincide with the yearly Investing in African Mining Indaba,  Absa Corporate and Investment Banking natural resources and energy head Shirley Webber writes about the key sustainability trends the financial services industry will be monitoring this year. Issues... 

Gold supply to increase as economic recovery plans continue

By: Simone Liedtke     4th February 2021 Gold supply is likely to increase this year as a consequence of many countries continuing to implement their economic recovery plans following the Covid-19 pandemic, World Gold Council (WGC) chief market strategist John Reade said during a gold-focused discussion on the second day of this year’s... 

Gold supply to increase as economic recovery plans continue

African battery metals are central to global ESG agenda, says Indaba panel

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th February 2021 The world is increasingly electrifying, while also focusing on environmental protection using green technology to do so, and Africa needs to capture as much of the investment value that goes along with those trends, Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo has said. Speaking during a panel... 

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Red tape costing SA miners their competitive edge, laments Sibanye-Stillwater boss 

By: News24Wire      4th February 2021 Rebooting local mining would require a common vision between the sector and government, the CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater Neal Froneman said on Wednesday, adding that a number of growth-inhibiting factors still remain. From policy certainty, efficient processing of mining rights application to... 

Botswana intensifying effort to attract non-diamond exploration  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2021 Botswana has intensified efforts to digitise and make geoscience information readily available to local and international potential investors in an effort to encourage prospecting for non-diamond minerals, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi told the virtual 2021 Investing in African Mining... 

Botswana president Mokgweetsi Masisi
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Botswana president Mokgweetsi Masisi

No schmoozing and boozing as the Indaba mining jamboree goes online

By: Reuters     3rd February 2021 The prospect of chasing cocktails and contacts in the shadow of Table Mountain draws executives and officials from around the world to Cape Town each year for Africa's biggest mining conference. But this year the Investing in African Mining Indaba is online only and has been cut to two days... 

Mining has a role to play in supporting the global population, says Cutifani

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd February 2021 The global human population – almost nine-billion people – cannot be supported without mining, diversified miner Anglo American CE Mark Cutifani said during a panel discussion at the virtual Investing in African Mining Indaba on February 2. Speaking during an environmental, social and governance-... 

Exxaro no longer investing in thermal coal as it strives for 2050 carbon neutral goal

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd February 2021 Diversified miner Exxaro Resources will no longer invest in thermal coal assets, as this forms part of the company’s transition to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 in terms of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, CEO Mxolisi Mgojo said on February 2. Speaking during an environmental, social and... 

Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo
Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo

Upskilling needs careful thought amid rapid tech adoption in mining industry

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd February 2021 Despite the negative impacts that Covid-19 has brought to the world, it has also had positive impacts, such as the acceleration of Fourth Industrial Revolution- (4IR-) type technology adoption, particularly in the mining industry. During a panel discussion on the first day of the Investing in... 

Siemens Southern & Eastern Africa CEO Sabine Dall'Omo
Siemens Southern & Eastern Africa CEO Sabine Dall'Omo
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